For almost 40 years it has been one of the highlights of the summer for young locals and holidaymakers alike. But yesterday the Llandudno Donkey Derby came to grief at the dreaded hurdle of Health and Safety. Organisers were told that they could not put children on the back of donkeys for the 30-second race which is the highlight of the event in the North Wales resort. Apparently the insurers would not touch the event and so it can no longer take place.
We keep touching on these seemingly trivial little stories but at the heart of all these tales (Donkey tails?) is the erosion of our way of life because of an increasingly compensation crazy culture. It needs to stop before we become paralysed with fear, and where inaction is seen as preferable to doing something.